Location: Western Europe
Time zone: CET – 1
Total area: 92,090 km²
Land area: 91,470 km²
Water area: 620 km²
Length of the state border: 1,214 km
including: Spain: 1,214 km
Coastline: 1,793 km
Aveiro, Azores, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Lisbon, Madeira, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Viseu
Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz
Telephone code: 00 351 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: Ponta do Pico (in the Azores) 2,351 m
Population: approx. 10.8 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: 0.1% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 117
Life expectancy: 76 (male), 82 (female)
Official language: Portuguese
- 81% Roman Catholic
- 19% other
In the north there is an Atlantic climate. The humidity is very high and there is a lot of rain (especially in the winter months).
Southern Portugal has a warm Mediterranean climate. The summer months are warm (20-25 ° C) and dry. During the winter months it is cool with temperatures of around 10-16 ° C.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: € / Euro (EUR)
Division: 1 € = 100 cents
ATMs: Available in many cities.
International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.
Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.
From an equivalent value of 10,000 euros, all amounts of money carried must be declared.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
- small amounts of perfume
(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
There is currently no country-specific safety notice for Portugal.
Portugal is one of the largest cork producers in the world and exports it to many countries outside of the European Union.
Although around two thirds of the population work in agriculture, this area is only marginally efficient. Mainly potatoes, corn, tomatoes and wheat are grown.
Industries: building materials, chemistry, fishing, wood processing, agriculture, food production, textiles, tourism
Natural resources: iron ores, fish, wood, farmland, uranium, hydropower
- Land: 26%
- Grain cultivation: 9%
- Pasture area: 9%
- Forests: 36%
- other: 20%